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Why are taxpayers absorbing cost of Canal Street reconstruction?

To the Editor:

City of Shelton bid #33-32 sealed bids (in duplicate) will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 54 Hill St., Shelton, until 11 a.m. on Thursday Feb. 28 , at 3 p.m. on such date, in room 104 of City Hall where they will be publicly opened and read aloud for: Bid #33-32 Reconstruction of Canal Street Phase 1.

Board of Aldermen: What is the source of this funding? What are the projected taxpayer costs for the remainder of the project? What are the taxpayer dollars already spent since the inception of the project?

Planning and Zoning: Are taxpayer funded costs an unforeseen consequence not recognized at the time of your zoning approvals? The downtown redevelopment area is continually being expanded. Are upfront taxpayer costs a consideration when expanding the redevelopment area?

Why are taxpayers absorbing costs associated with Canal Street reconstruction? Developer investments are the cause for increased traffic yet taxpayers are absorbing road expansion costs. This at a time when Shelton leadership has difficulty supporting public works employees in keeping the plows working and the roads open.

Shelton Republican Party: What say you?

Shelton Democratic Party: What say you?

Shelton residents: What say you?

Richard Widomski

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  • LeAnne Sheldon

    Maybe you should ask the Shelton voters who agreed to pay for it why they thought it was a good idea. I voted no because I felt the developers should be paying for it not the taxpayers because they are the ones who will benefit.

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